At the airport “Burbank Hollywood” (California, USA) the aircraft of the airline Southwest Airlines, which carried out a landing in heavy rain, skidded off the runway, nearly hitting the highway, passing perpendicular to the runway. To stop the liner just a special concrete slab.
It is reported Today.
After braking the aircraft continued to move until, until he was stopped by the system of engineering materials, EMAS (Engineered Material Arresting System), equipped at the end of the runway and located about 30-40 meters from the road.
The EMAS system is a layer of crumbling concrete slabs, which are “sinking” the aircraft, slowing their movement, explained in the Federal aviation administration.
“The EMAS system did exactly what was intended and for which it is intended. This prevented the aircraft to pass beyond the fence,” – said the press service of the airport.
On Board the aircraft were 112 passengers and 5 crew members. Of injuries any of them go unreported.
We will remind, in southern California the plane in flight has collapsed on the move, the passengers took a terrible video.